Identity politics, Refugees and Perplexities of The Human Rights

(Theme in the course: Thinking and Judging Political with Hannah Arendt)


Themes of discussions and essays:

  • Identity Politics
  • Sexual and Racial problematic
  • Human rights
  • Refugees
  • Global and local citizenship

Some further reading:

Arendt, Hannah: The Jewish Writings. Edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman. Schocken Books 2007. Especially:

  • We Refugees.
  • The Jew as Pariah: A Hidden Tradition

Arendt, Hannah: The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) Especially

  • The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man

Arendt, Hannah: “‘The Rights of Man’: What Are They?” (1949) Modern Review 3 (1): 25-37. Arendt, ES GIBT NUR EIN EINZIGES MENSCHENRECHT

  • Agamben, Giorgio: Means without Ends: Notes on Politics (2000)
  • Balibar Etienne,Propositions on Citizenship,” Ethics 98 (1988): 728–29.
  • Balibar, Étienne, We, the people of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship. Princeton University Press 2004.
  • Balibar, Étienne, (De)Constructing the Human as Human Institution: A Reflection on the Coherence of Hannah Arendt’s Practical Philosophy. Social research 74.
  • Benhabib & Resnik (ed.) Migrations and mobilities: citizenship, borders, and gender. NYU Press, 2009.
  • Benhabib, Seyla, The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • The Belgrade Circle (ed.) The Politics of Human Rights. Verso 1999.
  • Also Politics of Human Rights. Belgrad circle. Issue 3-4-/1995/1-2/1996
  • Birmingham, Peg, The An-Archic Event of Natality and the “Right to
    Have Rights”. Social research 74.
  • Derrida, Jacques. On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. Routledge 2001.
  • Foucault, Michel, ‘Confronting Governments: Human Rights‘, in Essential. Works of Foucault, Vol. 3.
  • Habemas, Jurgen, The Inclusion of the Other. Studies in Political Theory. MIT Press, 1998.
  • Hamacher, Werner.The Right to Have Rights (Four-and-a-Half Remarks). The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 103, Number 2/3, Spring/Summer. 2004, pp. 343-356
  • Heuer Wolfgang, Europe and Its Refugees: Arendt on the Politicization of Minorities. Social research 74(4):1159-1172.
  • Himanen & Könönen, Maahanmuuttopoliittinen sanasto. Into Pamfletti.
  • Ignatieff, Michael, I. Human Rights as Politics, II. Human Rights as Idolatry. The Tanner Lectures on Human Values 200.
  • Marshall, T. H. (1950). “Citizenship and social class and other essays.”
  • Menke Christoph, The “Aporias of Human Rights” and the “One
    Human Right”: Regarding the Coherence of Hannah Arendt’s Argument. Social research 74.
  • Pagden, Anthony, Human rights, Natural Rights and Europe’s Imperial Legacy.
    Political Theory, Vol. 31 No. 2, April 2003.
  • Parreñas, Rhacel Salazar, Servants of Globalization. Women, Migration, ad Domestic Work. 2001.
  • Rancière, Jacques “Who is the Subject of the Rights of Man?’,
    South Atlantic Quarterly 103(2/3): 297-310. 2004.
  • Rigo, Enrica, Rajojen Eurooppa. Like 2009.
  • Rigo, Enrica, Europa di confine. Trasformazioni della cittadinanza nell’Unione allargata.
    Sassen Saskia, The Repositioning of Citizenship. Emergent Subjects and Spaces for Politics.
  • Sassen Saskia: Territory, Authority and Rights. From Medieval to Global Assemblages. Princeton University Press 2001.
  • Sassen Saskia, Guest and Aliens. The New Press. 1999.